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K2 beats NetHack

Posted: Dec 19th, 2006 at 7:55 pm
by K2

Second time in my life to ever do it. Was hard as hell, too, even with having an items to get spoiler sheet. I've played this game so many times tho, I dont really need any spoilers anymore.

Character used was a male Elf Wizard (chaotic) - not the easiest character to use, but not the hardest, either. I think on my next go-around I'll try a tourist or a caveman, those are super-tough to acsend with from what I've read.

Here's the print out of the end:

An invisible choir sings, and you are bathed in radiance...

The voice of Anhur booms: "Congratulations, mortal! In return for thy service, I grant thee the gift of Immortality!"

You ascend to the status of Demigod...


d - the blessed Eye of the Aethiopica (being worn)
a - the blessed rustproof +2 Magicbane
b - the blessed rustproof +7 Fire Brand (weapon in hand)
s - the blessed rustproof +5 Demonbane (alternate weapon; not wielded)
f - a blessed fireproof +5 cloak of magic resistance (being worn)
g - a blessed +5 silver dragon scale mail (being worn)
h - an uncursed rustproof +5 helm of brilliance (being worn)
i - a blessed fireproof +5 pair of speed boots (being worn)
j - a blessed fireproof +5 pair of gauntlets of dexterity (being worn)
k - the uncursed Book of the Dead
o - a wand of light (0:12)
l - a blessed ring of slow digestion (on left hand)
p - a blessed ring of regeneration (on right hand)
e - the Bell of Opening (0:2)
t - the uncursed Candelabrum of Invocation (7 candles attached)
w - a blessed +0 unicorn horn
z - a blessed bag of holding
R - an uncursed towel
r - a blessed luckstone

Contents of the bag of holding:

an uncursed +1 ring of gain strength
an uncursed ring of levitation
a blessed spellbook of extra healing
a blessed spellbook of create familiar
5 uncursed diamonds
5 uncursed emeralds
8 uncursed obsidian stones
11 uncursed jade stones
8 uncursed black opals
6 uncursed turquoise stones
2 uncursed citrine stones
3 uncursed jet stones
a wand of lightning (0:4)
a blessed spellbook of invisibility
a blessed spellbook of haste self
a blessed spellbook of detect monsters
a blessed spellbook of levitation
a blessed spellbook of polymorph
a blessed scroll of charging
the blessed rustproof +3 Sunsword
a blessed wand of enlightenment (0:11)
a wand of create monster (0:5)
a blessed spellbook of jumping
a blessed spellbook of charm monster
a blessed spellbook of turn undead
10 uncursed agate stones
5 uncursed garnet stones
2 uncursed fluorite stones
2 uncursed chrysoberyl stones
9 uncursed amethyst stones
a blessed spellbook of magic mapping
a blessed spellbook of magic missile
4 uncursed jasper stones
13 uncursed rubies
2 uncursed potions of water
an uncursed amulet of life saving
a blessed spellbook of fireball
2 uncursed aquamarine stones
a blessed spellbook of cure blindness
a blessed spellbook of sleep
a blessed spellbook of finger of death
a blessed spellbook of force bolt
12 uncursed sapphires
13 uncursed opals
a blessed spellbook of identify
7 uncursed jacinth stones
an uncursed topaz stone
an uncursed amulet of life saving
4 blessed scrolls of blank paper
10 uncursed scrolls of blank paper
a blessed spellbook of stone to flesh
2 uncursed scrolls of stinking cloud
2 uncursed scrolls of teleportation
a blessed spellbook of dig
a blessed spellbook of remove curse
a blessed spellbook of cone of cold
a blessed spellbook of create monster
a blessed spellbook of light
a blessed spellbook of cure sickness
a blessed spellbook of teleport away
9 blessed potions of extra healing
a wand of cold (0:5)
2 blessed scrolls of teleportation
a wand of teleportation (0:8)
2 uncursed lembas wafers
4 blessed potions of full healing
a wand of magic missile (0:8)
a wand of digging (0:8)
2 uncursed dilithium crystals
a wand of fire (0:6)

Final Attributes:

You were the Glory of Arioch.
You were piously aligned.
You were fire resistant.
You were cold resistant.
You were sleep resistant.
You were disintegration-resistant.
You were shock resistant.
You were poison resistant.
You were magic-protected.
You saw invisible.
You were telepathic.
You were warned.
You had infravision.
You were invisible to others.
You had teleport control.
You had slower digestion.
You regenerated.
You were very fast.
You had reflection.
You were extremely lucky.
You had extra luck.
Good luck did not time out for you.
You survived after being killed once.

Vanquished creatures:

The Wizard of Yendor (14 times)
Pestilence (4 times)
7 arch-liches
a high priest
4 mastodons
16 krakens
3 Archons
11 iron golems
5 master liches
4 ki-rin
3 storm giants
3 titans
3 glass golems
3 balrogs
11 purple worms
7 gray dragons
9 silver dragons
14 red dragons
16 white dragons
4 orange dragons
15 black dragons
8 blue dragons
13 green dragons
16 yellow dragons
13 minotaurs
15 jabberwocks
The Dark One
11 baluchitheria
13 Angels
3 demiliches
Vlad the Impaler
8 stone golems
16 master mind flayers
20 Olog-hai
6 Nazguls
2 pit fiends
2 sandestins
7 hell hounds
2 titanotheres
5 trappers
2 baby red dragons
a baby white dragon
a baby orange dragon
a guardian naga
13 disenchanters
35 vampire lords
5 skeletons
2 prisoners
16 aligned priests
15 captains
6 shades
12 liches
4 water trolls
7 clay golems
7 nurses
5 ice devils
6 nalfeshnees
7 lurkers above
a frost giant
8 ettins
7 golden nagas
18 black puddings
39 vampires
8 lieutenants
38 ghosts
a rogue
2 tourists
2 wizards
2 queen bees
18 winged gargoyles
5 mind flayers
15 giant mimics
11 zruties
16 fire giants
12 ogre kings
5 ice trolls
17 rock trolls
22 umber hulks
8 flesh golems
7 Elvenkings
2 doppelgangers
5 hezrous
2 bone devils
7 large mimics
7 wumpuses
5 fire vortices
2 baby long worms
3 long worms
32 couatls
18 stalkers
17 air elementals
14 fire elementals
10 earth elementals
26 water elementals
5 hill giants
5 giant mummies
a black naga
24 xorns
18 giant zombies
9 elf-lords
28 sergeants
2 water demons
12 barbed devils
19 vrocks
4 salamanders
13 wargs
3 winter wolves
3 hell hound pups
28 small mimics
a glass piercer
6 warhorses
7 steam vortices
17 xans
15 ettin mummies
11 ogre lords
8 quantum mechanics
71 trolls
2 sasquatches
10 wood golems
3 erinyes
4 mariliths
3 djinn
8 sharks
6 electric eels
8 gelatinous cubes
5 pyrolisks
2 large dogs
11 freezing spheres
9 flaming spheres
13 shocking spheres
4 large cats
12 tigers
5 gargoyles
5 dwarf kings
13 tengu
14 ochre jellies
14 leocrottas
10 energy vortices
10 mountain centaurs
9 stone giants
6 elf mummies
12 human mummies
4 red nagas
10 green slimes
10 pit vipers
6 pythons
8 cobras
55 wraiths
11 carnivorous apes
23 ettin zombies
2 leather golems
10 Grey-elves
119 soldiers
9 horned devils
11 succubi
7 incubi
9 chameleons
3 crocodiles
21 giant beetles
6 quivering blobs
23 cockatrices
26 wolves
6 winter wolf cubs
4 lynxes
5 panthers
19 gremlins
3 spotted jellies
24 leprechauns
10 orc-captains
6 iron piercers
3 mumakil
9 giant spiders
9 scorpions
6 horses
6 ice vortices
6 black lights
62 vampire bats
11 forest centaurs
5 gnome kings
9 orc mummies
7 dwarf mummies
4 ogres
9 brown puddings
12 rust monsters
13 owlbears
7 yetis
7 gold golems
4 werewolves
8 Green-elves
6 piranhas
24 giant eels
16 lizards
12 chickatrices
3 dogs
2 dingos
5 housecats
7 jaguars
9 dwarf lords
12 blue jellies
5 white unicorns
2 gray unicorns
9 dust vortices
16 ravens
11 plains centaurs
5 gnome mummies
4 snakes
9 water moccasins
7 apes
30 human zombies
4 rope golems
6 Woodland-elves
15 soldier ants
12 fire ants
23 bugbears
5 imps
7 lemures
18 quasits
8 wood nymphs
8 water nymphs
9 mountain nymphs
11 Mordor orcs
3 Uruk-hai
3 orc shamans
12 rock piercers
5 rock moles
2 ponies
17 fog clouds
14 yellow lights
3 shriekers
7 violet fungi
37 gnome lords
12 gnomish wizards
3 kobold mummies
2 red naga hatchlings
a black naga hatchling
a golden naga hatchling
11 gray oozes
3 barrow wights
29 elf zombies
24 ghouls
4 straw golems
4 paper golems
8 jellyfish
a baby crocodile
20 giant ants
6 little dogs
14 floating eyes
5 kittens
26 dwarves
6 homunculi
4 kobold lords
4 kobold shamans
33 hill orcs
4 rothes
2 rabid rats
4 centipedes
14 giant bats
3 monkeys
24 orc zombies
27 dwarf zombies
3 wererats
5 werejackals
14 iguanas
45 killer bees
19 acid blobs
4 gas spores
7 hobbits
21 manes
4 large kobolds
33 hobgoblins
5 giant rats
2 cave spiders
5 brown molds
7 yellow molds
5 green molds
2 red molds
66 gnomes
40 garter snakes
16 gnome zombies
9 geckos
14 jackals
5 foxes
11 kobolds
11 goblins
8 sewer rats
17 grid bugs
13 bats
6 lichens
17 kobold zombies
16 newts

3190 creatures vanquished.

Voluntary challenges:

You never genocided any monsters.
You never changed form.
You used 6 wishes.
You did not wish for any artifacts.

Goodbye Kaytuu the Demigod...

You went to your reward with 5886990 points,
Magicbane (worth 3500 zorkmids and 8750 points)
Fire Brand (worth 3000 zorkmids and 7500 points)
The Eye of the Aethiopica (worth 4000 zorkmids and 10000 points)
The Bell of Opening (worth 5000 zorkmids and 12500 points)
The Book of the Dead (worth 10000 zorkmids and 25000 points)
Demonbane (worth 2500 zorkmids and 6250 points)
The Candelabrum of Invocation (worth 5000 zorkmids and 12500 points)
Sunsword (worth 1500 zorkmids and 3750 points)
13 rubies (worth 45500 zorkmids),
13 opals (worth 10400 zorkmids),
12 sapphires (worth 36000 zorkmids),
11 jade stones (worth 3300 zorkmids),
10 agate stones (worth 2000 zorkmids),
9 amethyst stones (worth 5400 zorkmids),
8 black opals (worth 20000 zorkmids),
8 obsidian stones (worth 1600 zorkmids),
7 jacinth stones (worth 22750 zorkmids),
6 turquoise stones (worth 12000 zorkmids),
5 diamonds (worth 20000 zorkmids),
5 emeralds (worth 12500 zorkmids),
5 garnet stones (worth 3500 zorkmids),
4 jasper stones (worth 2000 zorkmids),
3 jet stones (worth 2550 zorkmids),
2 dilithium crystals (worth 9000 zorkmids),
2 citrine stones (worth 3000 zorkmids),
2 aquamarine stones (worth 3000 zorkmids),
2 chrysoberyl stones (worth 1400 zorkmids),
2 fluorite stones (worth 800 zorkmids),
1 topaz stone (worth 900 zorkmids),
2 amulets of life saving (worth 300 zorkmids),
and 0 pieces of gold, after 68789 moves.
You were level 30 with a maximum of 337 hit points when you ascended.

You made the top ten list!

No Points Name Hp [max]
1 5886990 Kaytuu-Wiz-Elf-Mal-Cha ascended to demigod-hood. 337 [337]

Hit <Enter> to end.

I've noticed that the copy of Nethack available in the downloads section has been downloaded a few times... how many of ya have played it, and how far have ya gotten, and with what character class/race?

Woot!! :P

Posted: Dec 19th, 2006 at 10:26 pm
by WidowMaker

Posted: Dec 19th, 2006 at 11:34 pm
by Jeng
Once I realized it wasn't a game based on Net Hacking, or even Cyper-punk themed I lost interest. Why in the hell is it named Net Hack?

Posted: Dec 20th, 2006 at 2:02 am
by K2
Jeng: NetHack is a single-player roguelike computer game originally released in 1987. It is an evolution of an earlier game called Hack (1985), which was itself an evolution of Rogue (1980). The "net" element references that its development has been coordinated through the Internet, which was notable at the time. The "hack" element refers to a genre of role-playing games known as hack and slash for their focus on combat. - Wikipedia

Wid: you make computer games for a living. you = nerd squared :P

Posted: Dec 20th, 2006 at 5:16 am
by Oreo
ROFL, DOS based RPG's, wtf have you been doing with your free time keith?

Posted: Dec 21st, 2006 at 2:58 am
by K2
Being a lazy fuckin' bum, that's what :P Well, except for making improvements to the site, and working on some interesting NWN2 scripting stuff.

Oh, and being lazy :D

Posted: Dec 21st, 2006 at 9:10 am
by Miracl3
K2 wrote:Being a lazy fuckin' bum, that's what :P Well, except for making improvements to the site, and working on some interesting NWN2 scripting stuff.

Oh, and being lazy :D

rofl what do you think he's been doing? The same thing all newlyweds do for awhile!! Wife works while he sits at home on his lazy arse lol j/p

Posted: Dec 26th, 2006 at 3:33 am
by rekloose-[PUPPY]
you killed 5 kittens?


Posted: Dec 26th, 2006 at 4:23 am
by K2
Goddamn right I did... I was in character! Chaotic alignment, yeah? :twisted:

Posted: Dec 27th, 2006 at 2:16 pm
by Burzum
rekloose-[PUPPY] wrote:you killed 5 kittens?


O>O you actually read through his kill list? Man, you must be bored.

Posted: Dec 28th, 2006 at 5:59 pm
by K2
Just beat NetHack again, this time with a dual-wielding Samurai :P


Posted: Dec 28th, 2006 at 11:32 pm
by Jeng
The question we're all wondering though is............did you up your kitten kill rate?

Posted: Dec 29th, 2006 at 12:11 am
by K2
I cant remember, I'll need to sacrifice the amulet again (I saved the game right before that point) and save the stats/monsters vanquished data.

I know I killed a lot more named demons this time around, but the one I really wanna get is Demogorgon - he's the toughest mob in the game by leaps and bounds, but he's very rare. I've only encountered him three times *ever* and I got my ass whooped every time.

Posted: Dec 29th, 2006 at 8:42 am
by Burzum
So I'm guessing it doesn't take days and days to beat this one?

Posted: Dec 29th, 2006 at 12:47 pm
by K2
It took me years on/off initially. Once you learn all the major tricks and stuff you need to ascend (and there's a shitload of stuff you need to learn), then it only takes about a week or so.

However - playing different classes represents a whole new challenge, as the way you can ascend with one doesnt necesarily work for another, plus the way you get your quest artifact is totally different for each class.

You can also opt to follow certain conducts - - I've done the whole 'never wished for an artifact', 'never polymorphed an object/polymorphed into anything', and 'never genocided anything' but that's relatively easy to withhold from doing. I just started a Monk, and on top of the above, I'm also going to refrain from eating meat (Vegan, which is hard-core vegitarian *there's a difference* ), never hit with a wielded weapon, and I'm also going to try to refrain from using wishes altogether... gonna raise the bar somewhat.

What would really be tough would be to play as a pacifist/athiest/illiterate.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2006 at 10:52 pm
by WidowMaker
nerd..... again.


Posted: Oct 18th, 2008 at 6:59 pm
by Timmy
Tried Dungeon Crawl yet? its similar to Nethack (available in ascii and semi graphic mode) and freeware.

My biggest beef with Nethack is it got a bit too complex, so its got an incredible learning curve for any new players.

I'm not sure if DC is as epic as Nethack as I haven't played Nethack to finish (usually get frustrated with commands and such) just started goofing off with DC.

Another Epic thats oddly real time is Dwarf Fortress, even jobless as I am I'm afraid to start that one, hehehe